The new focus on clients has forced companies to organize their logistics systems and processes.
As part of their competitive strategy, some companies look constantly for new ways to meet the individual needs of clients. Using value-added solutions may be a way to position themselves and keep the loyalty of clients.
Flexibility is perhaps the most important factor for supply chains because of the everchanging and unpredictable nature of today’s consumers.
Africa is split into 5 economic regions, each with different expectations for growth and specific conditions for building infrastructure, necessary for developing a competitive logistics sector.
The most important aspects of a supply chain begin at the warehouse, the place where we organize and keep products that we will later distribute. Therefore, Warehouse Management Systems (WMS) – which were created to help guide every step involved in moving stock – have evolved very much in recent years.
Ten years ago, logistics trends talked about venturing into e-commerce, the emerging warehouse and transport management systems, and adding to our offer value services like packing, reverse logistics, and backhauling because all of these were necessary to keep competitive in the industry. Currently, all of the above are a reality in the operation of the largest logistics companies.
Globalization has forced companies to expedite their warehousing and set up processes in order to maintain their competitive advantage and the loyalty of their customers with efficient response strategies like cross docking.
Knowing which type of outsourcing model is better depends on the complexity of the supply chain and the strategic goals of each company, and of the nature of its products and the way the sector handles itself.
Logistics is evolving thanks to Big Data and we are beginning to process data from the supply chain to make better strategic and tactical decisions to improve revenue, increase savings, and improve customer experience.
The maritime industry has always been considered as a pillar of international trade since the times of ancient civilizations because it makes it possible to buy and sell goods and transport people.
With over 50,000 merchant ships from 150 countries, it is currently one of the most globalized industries in the world in terms of ownership and operations.
Supply chains give great competitive and commercial advantages to companies; however, managing them presents quite a few challenges, which we need to address or prevent to avoid major interruptions and bad experiences.